Kyle Rittenhouse: American Hero
Kyle Rittenhouse: American Hero
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old kid who shot three rioters Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two of them, is an American hero.
That’s an unpopular opinion among the Marxists trying desperately to remold our nation into a hellhole, of course. They’re putting in overtime painting him as Literally Hitler. The narrative is as you’d expect from the militant Left: Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old white minor (his race is very important to the narrative), drove across state lines with an illegally obtained AR-15 for the express purpose of scaring people and/or engaging in violence.
Unfortunately for the Left and their propaganda machine, their entire narrative is easily proven to be a malicious, particularly nasty lie. To be clear, Rittenhouse’s age isn’t what makes their smear campaign so horrible. What makes it nasty is that it’s false and serves to gin up even more violence from the crowds that Marx himself would have called useful idiots.
It’s certainly not the Left’s first attempt to trash the life of a minor; you’d think they’d have learned their lesson after watching Nick Sandemann wipe the floor with CNN. The Left isn’t known for their lesson-learning ability, however, which is why they’re trying yet again to force a system upon Americans that has already killed hundreds of millions of people.
In the Battle of Kenosha, as it may come to be known in due time, the patriots won. While the Left (and those cowards who sadly still exist in the Right) doesn’t want you to believe it, we’ll show you exactly why that’s the truth.
Rittenhouse was on site as both an EMT and a member of an armed group protecting businesses in the area from looters and arsonists. He was seen on video being interviewed by The Daily Caller explaining why he was there, and even providing aid to injured rioters. He works in Kenosha, and only lives a few moments away, just on the other side of the state line in Illinois. In his interview, it’s clear that while there, he was acting as a responsible, selfless adult — regardless of his age. His group even got kudos and water bottles from the police, who told them their presence was appreciated. Rittenhouse comes across as a decent, respectful, even sweet kid — the kind that gives you hope about America’s future. It’s almost sad to watch; he has no idea that he is about to fight for his life.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’ll point to this analysis by — of all media outlets — the New York Times. Christiaan Triebert, a visual investigator on staff there, did a pretty decent breakdown of the events. While you should read the entire thread, the most pertinent moment is this video, showing what started it all.
At 23:19, Rittenhouse is seen in this YouTube livestream. He's being chased into a parking lot. While he is being pursued, an unknown gunman fires the first shot into the air. pic.twitter.com/BSD8rd6ARN
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 27, 2020
Please take note of the order of events there. Kyle is already being chased into a parking lot by multiple rioters when an unknown gunman fires the first shot into the air. We know it wasn’t Rittenhouse because anyone listening to the audio can hear two entirely different firearms. He is already in mortal danger long before he fires his weapon.
Rittenhouse, unlike 90% of people, turns toward the sound of the gunfire, only to have an attacker lunge toward him in an apparent effort to take his weapon. Keep in mind that this attacker already had been agitating toward Kyle and his group, yelling, “Shoot me, n***a! Shoot me, n***a!”
Kyle shot the attacker, 36-year-old Joseph “JoJo” Rosenbaum. Before you cry a tear for the father of a two-year-old daughter, note that he was a convicted pedophile who received disciplinary action in prison 42 times, for everything ranging from arson to assaulting staff, assaulting other inmates with a weapon, manufacturing weapons, and refusing to follow orders. In other words, Rosenbaum was not just a rioter driven to violence by the so-called social injustice, he was a highly dangerous criminal with no regard for human life. In fact, the State of Arizona deemed him a Level 3 sex offender, meaning he was considered a danger to the community with a high probability of reoffending. For sexual misconduct with a minor to be the level of Class 3 Felony, the victim has to be under 15 years old.
Had Kyle Rittenhouse not fired at him, there’s a good chance he’d be dead himself — and yet the teen didn’t know any of this. All he knew was that someone was shooting and trying to attack him. Thankfully, we’ll never know for sure if JoJo would have killed Kyle, because Rittenhouse fired his weapon and shot JoJo the Pedophile in the head.
Rittenhouse immediately moves to offer the man aid. As someone else steps up to provide medical attention, Rittenhouse does the only thing left to do: he runs for the police line.
NYT’s Triebert goes on with his analysis, showing handgun muzzle flashes nowhere near Rittenhouse after he shot Rosenbaum. If you look at the area, Rittenhouse is not “fleeing the scene,” in the sense that he’s not running away from his supposed “crime.” He’s running for help. He has rioters hot on his heels, all of whom want him dead. His choices are to start shooting everyone around him, stand there and get beaten and shot to death, or run to the police.
This video snippet shows Rittenhouse running for his life, with a whole bunch of murderous thugs in hot pursuit.
While fleeing from the scene, Rittenhouse is again chased by several people. He trips and falls to the ground and fires four shots as three people rush him. One person appears to be hit in the chest, while another, who is carrying a handgun, is hit in the arm. pic.twitter.com/wy0T26UmkR
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 27, 2020
Three people rushed him. One did a flying kick to his head. Another, a 26-year-old named Anthony Huber, hit him in the head with a skateboard. (Please note that use of a skateboard as a weapon isn’t new. Antifa is quite fond of it; if you grab the skateboard by the trucks, what you might think of as the ‘axle,’ you can swing the skateboard with a massive amount of force and severely injure or even kill someone. If you pay attention to the video, that’s exactly what Anthony Huber was doing. While his friends claim that Huber was “more of a defender” who risked his life to stop a shooter, the truth is a bit more uncomfortable — for them, that is.
Huber, in 2013 when only a few months older than Kyle Rittenhouse, was convicted of false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, and a host of other crimes that were “read in,” meaning that while the charges were dropped as part of his plea deal, they stayed on the record. Some defender. His parents say he was the kindest, sweetest, most caring person ever. I can think of at least two people who would beg to differ — Kyle Rittenhouse, who got smashed in the head with Huber’s skateboard, and the 2012 victim who was strangled, suffocated, and held against her will. Rittenhouse shot him in the chest, which means no one else will ever be assaulted by Anthony Huber again.
The third so-called ‘victim,’ Gaige Grosskreutz, was shot by Rittenhouse just after he pointed a pistol at the teen’s head. Considering one of the things the Left is screaming about is Rittenhouse carrying a firearm while under 18, it’s rather ironic that Grosskreutz is a felon — convicted of burglary at the tender age of 19 — and legally couldn’t have the pistol he was pointing at Kyle. He’s recovering in the hospital after being shot in the bicep/elbow, and may need to start pointing his pistols at people with his other hand now.
Kyle got up and ran to his original destination: the police line. Making it to safety, he approached with his hands above his head and immediately told the officers what happened. He didn’t run away, he didn’t hide, and he didn’t shoot anyone he absolutely didn’t have to to defend his own life.
It’s not just the Left that’s having a conniption about Rittenhouse’s actions. Some on the Right are too; that subset of “conservatives” who fancy violence to be a gross business that is always, in any situation, somehow “beneath us.” They’re choosing to focus on his age and the fact that being a few months shy of 18 made it “illegal” to carry an AR in Wisconsin — an open carry state — as if his next birthday would somehow bequeath the requisite maturity needed to carry a rifle in a deadly situation. Never mind that there are soldiers and Marines who are Rittenhouse’s age serving in Afghanistan right now, carrying far more firepower and making the same kinds of decisions Kyle did.
Some might argue that Rittenhouse, as a minor, had no business being there at all. Of course, these same people have no answer when you ask, “At what age are you old enough to defend your country?” Defending the country is exactly what he was doing, against a crowd of people who are hellbent on destroying everything around them in an effort to destroy the very nation itself. They want Marxism — their own leaders are clear about that. There is no reasoning with this, no way to somehow talk them out of their goals, and had Kyle Rittenhouse not done what he did, he would be dead.
Rittenhouse has been charged with two counts of murder and being a fugitive from justice because he went back across the state line after the incident — after the cops let him do so. Tens of thousands have already been raised for his defense, as angry patriots open their wallets to defend the young man who defended himself. Attorney L. Lin Wood, known for representing Nick Sandemann, has stepped up and offered to represent Rittenhouse pro bono.
Regardless of what your opinion is about what brought him there, the die is cast. There is no avoiding a civil war now; if the charges are dropped, the rioting and violence we have seen thus far will pale in comparison to what BLM and its minions will attempt against any of his supporters. If he is convicted, patriots will understand that the paradigm has officially shifted. There will be no quarter given.
No matter the outcome, Kyle Rittenhouse’s name will be that of someone who managed to rid the world of three criminals, three men who made a life of preying upon others; even their last acts were violent. If he never accomplishes anything else in his lifetime, our nation will still owe him.
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